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The allure of contemporary art

Breaking taboos and challenging conventional ways of thinking is a common thread in art after 1945. Another characteristic feature of contemporary art is the wide variety of different types of expression and materials. The artistic expression as well as the subject matter that it conveys are the aspects of these works that fascinate both viewers and collectors and lead to soaring prices at auctions.

Contemporary art at im Kinsky

The auction house im Kinsky holds contemporary art auctions three times a year. Record prices are attained regularly for Austrian Avantgarde artists, whether it is Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Maria Lassnig, Arnulf Rainer, Markus Prachensky, or Wolfgang Hollegha.

The German and Austrian representatives of the Neue Wilde group includes painters as Rainer Fetting, Gunter Damisch, and Siegfried Anzinger, who further ignite exciting bidding battles. Works by living artists like Mario Dalpra, Rudolf Polanszky, Erwin Wurm, and Xenia Hausner, to name just a few, have increased significantly in value and become major players in the auction market.

The Americans also enjoy great popularity and attract many potential buyers to the auction house. Record-setting prices are fetched for, among other things, top-notch Pop Art works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Pieces by international contemporaries such as Tony Cragg, Baltasar Lobo, and Anselm Kiefer have been featured frequently at our auctions and sold for high prices.

The contemporary art market, more than others, is in constant fluctuation. With our long years of experience and the resulting profound professional knowledge, we are able to advise you in a dependable and comprehensible manner. We work closely with other experts from Austria and abroad as well as with institutions and naturally take into consideration the latest research findings. It is of great importance to us to maintain our high quality standards and meet your high expectations.